Pranab to unveil Gandhi statue

Legislative Council Chairman D H Shankarmurthy on Friday said President Pranab Mukherjee will be invited to unveil the Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Vidhana Soudha on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2.

Speaking to reporters, he said a committee set up to oversee the installation of the Gandhi statue took the decision to invite the President. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will personally meet Mukherjee soon and extend the invitation, he added. The committee is headed by the Council chairman. The chief minister, Public Works Minister H C Mahadevappa and Law Minister T B Jayachandra are its other members.

The panel reviewed the progress of the project. Nearly 70 per cent of the work on the installation of the statue has been completed. The project is estimated to cost Rs 12 crore, he said.

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